We, in the medical school community, are committed to ethical practices that demonstrate respect for copyright-protected and scholarly content in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law. Our institutional policy, Publishing Copyright-Protected and Scholarly Content, applies to faculty, fellows, residents, students, staff, and affiliates of education and research programs. Our Medical Library provides an online guide related to copyright, fair use, plagiarism, and citing sources.
Penalties for copyright infringement may include civil and criminal penalties, including actual or statutory damages, court costs, attorneys’ fees, imprisonment, and fines. For more information, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.